2 men walk into Pittsburgh hospitals after Hill District shootings

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Two 20-year-old men walked in to separate hospitals after being shot in the Hill District this morning, Pittsburgh police said.

The first call came as a report of shots fired near the 2400 block of Chauncey Drive at 1:42 a.m. About 10 minutes later, a man arrived at UPMC Mercy with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said.

The man was initially conscious and told police that he was standing near a dumpster when he heard gunshots.

He said he felt a burning sensation in his abdomen and "flagged down a passing motorist" who took him to the hospital, Ms. Richard said.

He was in critical but stable condition shortly after he was admitted.

About an hour later, a second 20-year-old man walked in to UPMC Presbyterian with a gunshot wound to his ankle and said he was shot on Webster Avenue.

Ms. Richard said he was examined and released.

Zone 2 officers are investigating. It was not immediately clear if the shootings were connected.

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Alex Zimmerman: azimmerman@post-gazette.com or 412-263-3909.


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